October One Monthly Goal Complete

It is the end of October,  I can’t believe how fast the time flies.  The month is done and I luckily have my OMG done just in time.  Not much else was accomplished this month.  I wanted to remake Cookie Exchange Quilt in this fabric JOL by  Wenche Wolff Hatling of Northern Quilts for Moda Fabrics.

It really is a quick quilt to put together.  I cut the 10″ layer cake blocks to 7 x 7.  Then cut the 10 x 3 piece into a 7 x 3 and put the 3 x 3 pieces aside.  I was going to use the 7 x 3 pieces for piano key border.  The 3 x 3 are going into my stash.

It didn’t take too much time to put this top together.  I was ready to do the quilting.  Straight lines/cross grid on the body of the quilt.  Straight line on the border with cross grid on the corners of the border.

I never really paid much attention to how much thread was used, as I normally use white.  I know boring.  Red was my color of choice today.  I had to pick up red and thought “I think I’ll get two spools, just in case.”  I decided to wind some bobbins first, starting with six I thought I would be all set.  Wait, I had to wind another six.  Still not done.  I used a total of 15 bobbins.  But it was done.  Good think I thought ahead and bought two spools.  I wasn’t really thinking I would use both spools.  There is about one third of the second spool left.


I decided on using a red for the binding.  Didn’t have anything that would work, so ordered from etsy.  Once I got the fabric, I was ready to roll.  Binding is always my challenge.  I stress over doing a good job on the binding.  I pinned the heck out of this binding and it turned out quite nice.

I am glad to have this quilt finished since it will be a Christmas gift.  It wasn’t a wintery scene for pictures today, but I was thankful the rain has stopped.

I found this super soft, extra wide flannel backing.  It really makes this quilt comfy.

I am linking up with some of our quilty friends:

Elm Street Quilts – OMG October

My Quilt Infatuation – NTT

Busy Hands Quilts – Finished or Not Friday

Anja Quilts – TGIFF

Crazy Mom Quilts – Finish It Up Friday






  1. October 27, 2017 / 8:02 am

    What a beautiful quilt! I love the fabric and the quilting! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

  2. October 27, 2017 / 8:32 am

    The colors are really wonderful in this quilt-congrats on the finish!

  3. October 27, 2017 / 9:29 am

    That looks like a great pattern for a layer cake! I especially like the piano key border. I’ve got a layer cake that needs a pattern – I bet this would work!

  4. October 27, 2017 / 9:39 am

    Beautiful finish, and how wonderful to know you already have one Christmas gift ready, too!

  5. October 27, 2017 / 10:47 am

    Hi Jan,
    15 bobbins!!! WOWEE! That was very smart of you to pick up two spools of thread from the get go. I wish I had heeded that warning, and I was happily quilting last night and totally ran out. What??! I thought I had plenty of thread. ~rolling my eyes~ So I had an unexpected break. HAHA I really love your fabrics, and the piano key border. I am sure this will be appreciated – I would love to receive this with all its quilty goodness. ~smile~ Roseanne

  6. October 27, 2017 / 4:20 pm

    love your simple straight line quilting – that type or very gradual curvy lines are my favorite when it comes to machine quilting. I love that fabric – question for you when you put a flannel backing on a quilt with regular quilters cotton have you notice a difference in shrinkage? I have never done that so very curious – do you wash the flannel first?

  7. October 28, 2017 / 12:11 am

    Such a pretty and snugglely quilt! The red thread looks perfect. Congratulations on your finish Jan!

  8. October 28, 2017 / 6:37 am

    At first I thought that was a lot of bobbins, but now I know why! Love the quilting! Congrats on finishing your OMG!

  9. Kathleen McCormick
    October 28, 2017 / 10:15 am

    Jan, another wonderful finish. WOW, 15 bobbins is a lot! The quilting really enhances the simple pattern. Congratulations on your finish!

  10. Rose Mikulski
    October 28, 2017 / 1:08 pm

    I love this quilt–so pretty to celebrate Winter and not just for the holiday. I really like the pattern too; I already saved it. I have some French General fabrics which would be perfect for this pattern. I made a similar quilt with just charm squares. Nice quilting and 15 bobbins is the norm when it comes to straight line quilting which was just perfect for this quilt. BTW, I think the Quilt Fairy should bring you some Clover Clips–they’re great for binding.

  11. October 28, 2017 / 5:15 pm

    This is a great use of a layer cake! I’m always looking for new ways to use them as they are so much fun to work with!

  12. October 30, 2017 / 7:22 am

    Congrats on a gorgeous finish!

  13. October 30, 2017 / 11:24 am

    That is a pretty quilt. I love that you went with red/grey color scheme. It is a chic version of the regular red/green Christmas quilt. Congratulations on making your OMG!!!

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